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B4 | JOURNAL-NEWS | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2019 COMPLETE. IN- DEPTH. DEPENDABLE. LOCAL& STATE OHIOPOLITICS Judges cite time considerations in denying Ohio. The trial could last twoweeks. Either party would have the option to appeal directly to the U.S. Supreme Court, taking upmore time. of drawing congressional lines, beginning in 2022 after results of the next census are available. The lawsuit attempts to force changes two years earlier. Supreme Court is to hear argumentsontheNorth new map will need to be drawn quickly,” Freda Levenson, lead attorney in the case for the ACLU of Ohio, said in a statement Friday. Ohio voters in May overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment to limit howmuch themajority party could control the process because as the September deadline approaches, the risk of confusion and increases.” The trial could last two weeks. Either party would have the option to appeal directly to theU.S. Supreme Court, taking up more time. The lawsuit was filed in May 2018 on behalf of the League ofWomen Voters and The state of Ohio is arguing to keep things as they are. “The courthas powerfully struck downthe defendants’ delay tactic. ... and recognized that if our allegations are proven at trial, than a uncertainty ByRichExner The AdvanceOhioMedia Carolina andMarylandcases the 2020 election. “Given these tight time constraints, a staycouldpose apotentially severe hardship for the Plaintiffffffffffffs (and Ohio voters generally)— that is, an unremedied constitutional violation,” the ruling said. “Moreover, the litigants and voters would benefifit from a timely resolution of trial, nomatter the outcome, two gerrymandering cases before the U. S. Supreme Court — one brought by Republicans in Maryland and one brought by Democrats in North Carolina. But the judges in their Friday ruling cited considerations. The state has said any changes to a map must be in place by Sept. 20, 2019, to get ready for A three-judge federal panel rejected a request from the state of Ohio to delay a gerrymandering lawsuit that aims to put a new Ohio congressional district map in place in time for the 2020 election. The statewanted to delay the trial, scheduled to start March 4, until after rulings are released this summer in CINCINNATI— on March 26. Ohio others. time this FISHER, Paul Paul Fisher, 82, of Bradenton, Fla. passed away January 30, 2019. He was born in Middletown, Ohio on Sept. 21, 1936 to Paul and Frances Fisher. Paul worked at Armco Steel Co. and was the owner of the Main Bar. He moved to Florida in 1979. He is survived by a sister, Carol (Jim) Vanderpool of Franklin; step-sister Marcia (Tom) Shibley of Middletown; son, Jeff Hawk and daughter, Pam McCloskey of Centerville; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Preceding him in death are his parents and grandson Brooks Jorgensen. Paul will be remembered for his fun loving spirit and witty sense of humor. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Covell Funeral Home in Bradenton, Fla. CLARKCOUNTY HORN, Junior Baxter ByLucasGonzalez Age 97 of Fairfield passed away Friday February 8, 2019. He was born January 7, 1922 in Beattyville, Kentucky the son of the late Hopper and Carlee (nee Warner) Horn. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy serving during World War II. Mr. Horn worked as an inspector for over 40 years at Fisher Body, Division of General Motors. He was married to Minnie Lyons Horn and she preceded him in death on August 5, 2004. Mr. Horn is survived by his four children Michael Horn of Caldwell, Idaho, Carol Sue Horn, Jean Keller, and Gary Horn, all of Fairfield; five grandchildren Christopher Horn, Michelle (Stephen) Ward, Brittany (fiance Patrick Fernbach) Horn, Katie (Jack) Kilduff, and April Keller; four great grandchildren Alexus Emrick, Fisher Horn, Boden Horn, and Miles Horn; two sisters Christine Charles and Phyllis Gross, both of Beatttyville, Kentucky, and one brother Tom Horn of Fairfield. Mr. Horn was also preceded in death by five siblings. Visitation at THE WEBSTER FUNERAL HOME 3080 Homeward Way at Rt. 4, Fairfield on Wednesday February 13, 2019 from 11:00 AM until the time of the funeral service at 12:00 PM, with Pastor Brian Schreiber and Mr. Dan Compston, officiating. Burial to follow with full military honors in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Hamilton. www.websterfuneralhomes.com StaffffWriter A new dog barn is now open at the Clark County Fairgrounds. The Coldwell BankerHeritage Dog Barn opened Fridayfollowingabrief program in celebration of the event. “This is huge,” said Dean Blair, executive director of the fairgrounds. The dog barn will serve as a central location for dog clubs to hold meetings and train dogs for competitions at the fairgrounds. Blair said the dog barn could be used not just by agricultural folk, but by a “cross-segment of everybody in the county.” The fairgrounds partnered with real estate company ColdwellBankerHeritageand Springfifield-ClarkCareerTechnology Center (CTC) on this project, according to Blair. Coldwell Banker provided funding while up to 50 students fromCTC constructed barn. “The quality ofwork (CTC stundents) do is phenomenal,” Blair said. “A lot of the things thathappenedcannot happen unless someone like Coldwell Banker Heritage is funding that project.” The barn was erected on the grounds of a demolished barn built in 1950, according toBlair. The currentbarnhas newwalls, concreteandroofing, Blair said. Thebarninterior ismostly vacant has temporary heating. Blair said the barn will be fully usable and have permanentHVAC by the of February. CTC Superintendent Linda Wierzba keeps her dog, Riley, occupied as the dignitaries speak at the grand opening ceremony of the Coldwell BankerHeritage Dog Barn at the Clark County Fairgrounds on Friday. The barnwas built by students at the Clark County Springfifield CTC and replaced one built in the 1950s. PILGRIM, Lamar BILL LACKEY/STAFF Lamar Pilgrim was born on January 1, 1957 in Hamilton, Ohio to Johnnie and Harriet (Broyles) Pilgrim. Lamar passed peacefully in Hospice of Hamilton on February 4, 2019. Lamar attended Christ Temple Church of God in Christ in Hamilton, Ohio. He was educated in the Hamilton City School District and joined the United States Marine Corps in 1973. After Lamar was honorably discharged from the military, he was employed as a Street Maintenance Worker for the City of Hamilton, where he later retired. He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnnie and Harriet Pilgrim; one brother, Bobby McGuire; two sisters, Alice Winsted and Yvonne Givens. Lamar leaves to cherish his loving wife of 43 years, Linda Pilgrim; three daughters, Tomeka Smiley of Fairfield, Ohio; Stacy (Terrence) Sheppard of Hinesville, Georgia; and Melanie Pilgrim of Hamilton, Ohio. Three grandsons, Tyrell Sheffield, Kyion Sheppard, Jovani Gamble. Five granddaughters, Tyera Sheffield, NaKiya Wynn, Tyhllar Smiley, Dorrian Edwards and Christian-Lynn Pilgrim. Four brothers, William (Alma) McGuire of Flushing, Michigan; Michael Pilgrim of Lindenwald, Ohio; Tony Pilgrim of Hamilton, Ohio and Larry Pilgrim of Atlanta, Georgia. One sister, Rowena (Charles) Brown of Middletown, Ohio. One aunt, Martha Broyles of Cincinnati, Ohio. Spiritual mother, Essie Fox. Three Godson’s, Obadiah Burnett, Tony Jones and Jonnie Zeigler. Special friend, Min. Alvin Richardson, Stanley McClendon, Walter Woodard, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives. Lamar was famous for greeting everyone with “MY MAN” and by concluding the conversation with “DIG IT MAN.” He was also known as the “Bar-B-Que” man. He was full of life and will always be remembered for his infectious laugh and huge smile. There was never a dull moment when he was around; we never knew what was going to come out of his mouth. The family of Lamar Pilgrim wishes to thank all who have been so very kind to us in our hour of bereavement. We are deeply moved and grateful for your concern. A special thank you to the Christ Temple COGIC family and the Fort Hamilton Hospital EVS department and staff. May God bless each and every one of you! Services will be held Monday February 11, 2019 at 11am until time of service at 12pm at the Christ Temple C.O.G.I.C. 577 S. 2nd St. Hamilton, Ohio 45011 Arrangements entrusted to Walker Funeral Home. the The newbarnwill be fully available for use by the end of February, the Clark County Fairgrounds director says. BILL LACKEY/STAFF communitypartners for involvement in opening the barn. “This place is on and it’sonfifififififirebecauseofourcommunity,” Blair said. “Thank you for lighting our fuse.” their “This is a great facility and a great day,” Sweeney said. “We love Clark County. We love Springfield. The fairgrounds are awesome.” Blair closed program by thanking the fairground’s Michelle Patrick said she is excited about the partnership with the fairgrounds. Ron Sweeney, Coldwell Heritagemanaging partner, also praised Blair and the fairgrounds. and fifire, end the CONTINUINGCOVERAGE Lebanon lawyer seeks info on abusive priests » » Diocese said it would release list but hasn’t done so. involves 30-year-old Kevin Heidtman, who said he was sexuallymolested six times by Bennett while a freshman at the all-boys Catholic Two other people have come forward alleging abuse by Bennett since the suit was Kircher said. The suitnames the Roman Catholic Diocese of Columbus, BishopFrederickCampbell and St. Charles. It does not name Bennett because he died in 2008. Heidtman, who has changed his last name since moving from Columbus, is listed only as John The diocese it doesn’t comment on pending legal matters. Campbell said it was still compiling the list that the diocese promisedto publicly release when questioned at a news conference on Jan. 31, the day the Rev. Robert J. Brennan was named as the next bishop of Columbus. LOOKING FOR HELP Anyonewho might have experiencedsexual abuseby clergymembers orothers associatedwith the church is encouragedbytheRomanCatholicDioceseofColumbus to contact lawenforcement andthe diocesanVictims’ AssistanceCoordinator at614-224-2251or866448-0217, or at [email protected] org. Formsfor reporting abuse are available inCatholic parish andschool offices andcan be accessedfromthe diocesanwebsite: www.columbuscatholic.org. school. ByDanaeKing TAYLOR (Wright), Mary Louise TheColumbusDispatch fifiled, A southwestern Ohio attorney has amotion seeking to compel the Roman Catholic Diocese of Columbus to release information about clergy members accusedof sexualabuse. The diocese said it would publicly release a list of credibly accused clergy members in September, following a national trend, but so far it has not done so. Lebanon attorneyKonrad Kircher the motion to compel discovery from the diocese in Franklin County Common Pleas Court on Friday. He is representing a former student at St. Charles Preparatory School in Bexley who said the late Monsignor Thomas Bennett, a Age 86, of Middletown, OH, passed away Friday, February 8, 2019 at Atrium Medical Center. She was born in Dayton, Ohio on October 18, 1932 to the late Thomas and Helen Libecap. She was employed with Middletown Regional Hospital as a STNA for 26 years and retired in 1993. She was preceded in death by her two sons, Douglas Schmidt, Steven Wright; grandson, Timothy Wright; two sisters, Doris and Donna. Mary is survived by her husband of 27 years Ross Taylor; daughter, Brenda Sorrell; three sons, Timothy (Helen) Wright, David (Sheri) Wright, Jonathan (Jodie) Wright; four step children, Terry (Mike) Salyers, Tom Taylor, Lisa Taylor, Allen Taylor; daughter in law, JoAnn Schmidt; thirteen grandchildren; ten great grandchildren and brother, Gene Libecap. Funeral services are 1:00 pm Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at Breitenbach Anderson Funeral Home 517 South Sutphin Street Middletown, OH. Burial will be in Woodside Cemetery. Visitation will be prior to service from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm also at the funeral home. The family would like to thank the ICU at Atrium for their care. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Please visit www.anderson-fh.com to send an online condolence. COLUMBUS— fifiled have known of the problem of clergy sexual abuse of children. “My client was sexually molested in the school year 2002 to 2003. This is in the of revelations of the Spotlight series from the Boston Globe,” Kircher said. “Why I want these files is to show the church was aware of similar allegations yet failed to warn the public, failed to protect children.” The lawsuit, which originally was filed on July 5, St. Charles teacher for more than 40years, molested him in the early 2000s. Inhismotion, Kircher asks for all that refer to allegations of sexual contact, misconduct or exploitation by clergy from 1950 to present. diocese has not provided the saying they are not relevant to the case, according to court records. Kircher said theyarerelevant because the Roman Catholic Church and the Catholic of Columbus Doe. documents said aftermath all the fifiled The fifiles, Diocese Premier look for ways to young students to a potential career in health care.” Premier Health as of November had equivalent ofmore than12,200fulltime employees. The health introduce network operatesMiami ValleyHospital, AtriumMedical Center, Upper Valley Medical Center, other outpatient sites and a large physician network. 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